Wireless USB mouse doesn't work through docking station

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I have a Logitech wireless USB mouse and an HP 64 bit laptop running Windows 7. The mouse works fine if I plug directly into the laptop, but does not work when plugged into the docking station. I've actually tried 2 different mice (M505 and M705).
How can I get it to work?
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Is the wireless receiver plugged into the laptop while plugged into the docking station?
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Look at the warrantee expiration for the docking station.  HP docks are only warranted for 1 year normally and the mouse or keyboard, is the first thing to quit working for some reason.
We have replaced several at 13 months, and have others lasting 3 years.

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>>Is the wireless receiver plugged into the laptop while plugged into the docking station?
Sorry for not being clear. The setup works when the transceiver is plugged into the laptop, regardless of whether the laptop is standalone or docked. The setup does not work when the laptop is docked and the transceiver is plugged into the docking station.
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Don't use the USB on the Docking station there should be an open one on the laptop. I use a wireless and my receiver is plugged into the laptop not my docking station. I had same issues with using a wireless USB receiver plugged into my docking station. If i plugged a wired mouse into the docking station USB it worked ok, weird i know but just plug the USB into the laptop while in the docking station and it should work.

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>>Don't use the USB on the Docking station
... but I want to because it is more convenient.
Is this a driver issue?
The USB on your laptop is on the side how is that not convenient?

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>>The USB on your laptop is on the side how is that not convenient?
Because as I move my laptop to and from this location, if the transceiver is in the docking station, I can leave the mouse and transceiver at the desk.

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I moved the transceiver from one USB port on the docking station to another, and now it works. So I guess something is wrong with that first USB port.

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Accepted solution suggested it was a hw problem, not a sw (driver) problem, which caused me to try the other USB port.

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We have a joke around here about docks.  Another 3 weeks and 4 days before the mouse or keyboard stops working when the dock age approaches 1 year.  LOL
The problem is they are not cheap to replace.

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